May 16, 2014
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New Amendments to League Co-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill Would Create a Local-Only Regulatory SchemeSB 1262 (Correa), the League co-sponsored medical marijuana legislation, is set to be amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday.
Hot Bills, Legislation, Senate, Marijuana Regulation, Public Safety
AB 2188 Will Be Heard in Assembly Appropriations Committee on May 21The League is gearing up for the Assembly Appropriations Committee next Wednesday where AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) will be heard. Opposed by the League, this measure would, among other things, require cities and counties to adopt a new, costly ordinance that would essentially create a separate and unequal permitting and inspection process specifically for residential solar installations of less than 10 kilowatts. The organization has a long history of supporting the expansion of access to renewable energy resources, including residential solar, however AB 2188’s mandated rigid solar permit and inspection is not the right approach.
Action Item, Hot Bills, Legislation, Assembly, Environmental Quality, Solar
City Managers, Meetings and Events
California City Solutions: Campbell Partners to Transform Blighted Water District Parcel into Affordable HousingThe small city of Campbell has a population of nearly 41,000 and is mostly built out, leaving few areas available for new housing developments. This creates many challenges for the city when providing its fair share of state required affordable housing. With a limited availability of new space to build, the city must look at repurposing existing land sites, which can increase costs and complicate the production of affordable housing. This challenge inspired the city to partner with multiple entities to transform an existing area of town to create a beautiful new community that includes affordable housing.
CA City Solutions, Affordable Housing, Economic Development
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